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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOUBNAL SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 6, 1907. MAY BE NED OSBORfl. Humor That Topeka Man Is to Be Dean Washburn Law School. , Humors are current In well informed circles In the city that Edward N. Os- born Is to be selected for the chair of dean of the Washburn law school to fl,H the vacancy caused by the resigna tion of Dr. E. B. Cor.ant. . When Dr. Norman Plass, president of Washburn, was asked today concerning this matter he Insisted that all rumors about It were premature as no move Bad yet been made to provide a suc.-es or to Mr. Conant. The selection of Mr. Osborn for this Jilace would be a good one, in the opln on of many who are Interested in the success ot tne washDurn law scnooi, Mr. Osborn has been a member of the Shawnee county bar for a dozen years. and although he has never entered Into practice extensively, he is looked . upon by lawyers and friends who are well acquainted with him as being unusual ly well founded in the principles of '.aw, He is a great student of the law and la an uncommon linguist, reading and speaking four or five different lang uagea. ' Mr. Osborn is a man of independent means and follows his studies of law nd languages out of sheer love for learning and for this reason, if for no other, it is believed that he would make an ideal professor of law. He is a ion I the late Governor Osborn. SANTA FE CHANGES. Operating Department Is Reorganized .-Mr. Sharp promoted. big change In the operating da partmerrt of the Santa Fe which is scheduled to go into effect August 1 . Traa announced by General Manager J. E. Hurley today. This change will bo in the nature of a reorganization of the department which has been necessitated by the large increase in business during the post few years and? will culminate in the creation of - a new grand division. The new division will be known as , the Central Grand division. It will be composed of divisions which will be taken from the western end of the eastern grand division and from the eastern end of the western grand di vision. Under the new arrangement the different grand divisions will be com posed of the following divisions: Eastern Grand division: Illinois, Mis souri, Kansas City, Eastern and South ern divisions. Central Grand division: Middle Ok lahoma, "Western and Panhandle dl .vislon. Western Grand division: River. Colorado, New Mexico and Rio Grande divisions. The headquarters of the eastern grand division will be maintained in Topeka as under th old arrangement. General Superintendent F. C. Fox will continue as general superintendent of the eastern grand division. R. J. Parker of La Junta, who is at the present time general superintendent of the western grand division will be given the general superintendency of the central grand division with head quarters at Newton Kansas. H. W. Sharp, who Is at the . present time superintendent of the Kansas' City di vision will be Hotftba to the position of general superintendent of the west ern grand division; -with his head quarters at La Junta. . I). Farley, who tlas- been connected with the Santa Fe at Kansas City, as assistant superintendent, for several years will succeed! . .Superintendent Sharp at Kansas City.';' All these appointments are popular among . railroad officials and are re wards for long and faithful service to the Santa Fe. Thee appointments take effect August 1. - USED WRENCH ON FACE. Benjamin Lynn Made Joseph Dalley Look Like He'd Been in Scrap. Benjamin Lynn, an elderly gentle man of Richland, appeared in the city court this morning and gave ball in the sum of $300 for his appearance in court on July 16 to answer to the charge of felonious assault with Intent to kill which was preferred against him yesterday by Joseph A. Dailey, a iung man, whose physical propor tions are three times those of Mr. Lynn. A warrant was issued for Lynn's arrest by Judge Simon on this complaint but it was not necessary to serve it as Lynn came in and gave Himself up. Dailey accuses Lynn of beating him tip with a monkey-wrench and there were -enough marks and cuts on Dan Ay's faoe and head to warrant the be lief that he gone thvough a threshing machine. Mr. Lynn Insists that he hit Dailey with the monkey-wrench in self defense. Thomas Co. Town Would Stop Trains. The people of the town of Brewster in Thomas county, have applied to the state board of railroad commissioners lor an order to compel Rock Island trains Nos. 10 and 27 to stop there. At present tne trains refuse to take on passengers at Brewster, and the peo ple living there who want to travel on those trains have to go to the next towns to get aboard. The Rock Island 4oes not consider that Brewster Is a town of sufficient Importance to justi fs- stopping its fast trains there. Automobile Investments. A good many people are of the opinion that second-hand automobiles are poor Investments, but this is not the case, as many slightly used machines are of ten in much better condition than when first run. - We have on hand several second-hand cars for sale and at a bar gain. They are of standard make, and we guarantee them to be In perfect run ning condition. If you are thinking of baying or trading ror a car come in and let us show and demonstrate these. The Automobile Hospital, 208 West Sixth street. -Hoot mon! The Kilties are coming." LAUNDRY JSondlea received by 9 a. m. finished MSM day it daaired, no extra charge. Clew rung. Dyeing, Pressing TAZZUfST WASHING t to 6e a pound, flat work Ironed. Superior work and aervka. TOPEKA LAUNDRY CO. Phones IS J Second aad Qulncjr Conditions in the Kansas and The Backward Season Scarcely Indicat . nanus. MOTE IN PADDED CELL. Former Topeka Baseball Manager Said to Be Insane in Indiana. Word has reached Topeka from Hartford City, Indiana, regarding Harry Mote, who was at one time a barber in Topeka and who twelve years ago, organized the Topeka base ball team in the Northern Kansas league. Mote is now in a padded cell in that city and has entirely lost his mind and is said to be violently in sane. In 1895 Mote started a baseball team here in Topeka which played at the old Athletic park and was a mem ber of a northeastern Kansas league. Mote managed the team with many ups and downs until a short time after the Fourth of July -of that year when he pulled out leaving behind him sev eral debts, some of. which .he owed to men who played on his teatn-7 'Later he went to a Colorado town .where, he repeated his performance..-Since that time nothing was heard from him un til this spring when ', he was learned to be In Bartlesville. Later on he left 'Bartlesville and nothing was heard from him, until the following item ' appeared In the Hartford City Item or last week: Harry Mote, the Montpeller barber, and Bartlesville. I. T., booster, ' called on Mayor Guthrie at Muncie Tuesday afternoon and demanded $50,000 for an Insult from the police department. There is where Harry sealed his fate. No sane man would ever ask a mayor for such a sum of money. He was ad judged a fit subject for. a padded cell. A little over a week ago the State Journal received a letter from Mr. Mote enclosing a want ad to be in serted in the paper. The letter was written from a town in Indiana, but both the ad and the letter were unin telligible and no attention was paid to them. POOR "PIE" HAVING HARD TIME. Dungeon at City Prison Hag Been Lined With Steel. Act II of that popular police comedy, "Where is "Pie' " closed last evening with "Pie" Jordan, principal comedian, near the footlights of the basement dun geon. "Pie" stayed out six days this time, having escaped from the basement strong box last Sunday. He was recap tured through the kindness of one of his "lady friends," Tiny Stammers. She seems to be much afraid of her lover, while he Is out of jail, and when she re ported that "Pie" was sojourning at her shanty, which is In the alley back of Capland's pawn shop, she did so with malice aforethought. Hence the officers surrounded the shanty, and when "Pie" flew out of a window, taking the sash with him, the Jig was up. Cops to the right of him, cops to the left of him. cops on all sides of him drew guns and thundered. He crawled Into an angle of the wall and hoisted the white flag. Since "Pie's" escape last Sunday, the basement dungeon has been reinforced with extra steel plates, .and the officers hope to hold him over another Sunday. A case of virtue unrewarded was the arrest of Tiny Stammers, the sweet heart who delivered "Pie" into the hands of the enemy, this morning. She was arrested while searching for an other of "Pie's" lady friends with a beer bottle for a weapon. Tiny explain ed that the other lady had called her real bad names for delivering "Pie," and she was Intent upon avenging the Insult. The usual semi-weekly Jail delivery was pulled off as advertised last night, but the seven guests of the Hotel de Hunk were rounded up before they could escape. The tip was given by William Smeddlck, a prisoner who is suffering with alcoholic Insanity. Smeddlck was the first man to discover that the lock on the Jail door was no good, and could be pulled off with one hand. In his de mented condition he did not think of escape, but walked out In the Jail office to talk with the officers. Jailer and de tectives rushed to the cell door which they found open, with the other prison ers lined up and doing the Alphonse Gaston act about who should escape first. ' An examination of the padlock used on the jail door shows that it has been absolutely worthless for some time, and that the only reason prisoners have not scaped by the wholesale was that they had not tried. Smeddlck was rattling the lock to call the jailer when it drop ped off In his hand. He had no intention of trying to get out. Wheat Belt a Month Ago Now. 5 eel the Present Demand for Harvest SIDEWALK TO BE BUILT. Those Approved by Committee ' on Streets and Walks. Fifteen petitions for sidewalks have been recommended for passage at the council meeting Monday night and four rejected. The following petitions have been favorably received: 'North side of Fifth street, Liberty to Lafayette street. West side of Liberty, Fourth to Fifth streets. East side of Larch. Seward avenue to Gordon's addition. Both sides of Gratton street, Seward avenue to Division street. - Crossings on north side of Fifth street at intersections of Liberty, Ice land and Lafayette streets. South side of Fifth street. Lane to West streets. -i South side of West Fifth, Clay to Buchanan streets, also from- Lincoln to Lane streets. North side of Fifth. Lane street east to alley, and south side of Fifth street from Fillmore street to east line of al ley between Fillmore and Clay streets. East side of Kansas avenue. Twenty third street to city limits. East side of Quincy street. Seven teenth street to present walk between Fifteenth and Seventeenth streets. - South side of Douthitt avenue, Kan sas to Western avenues. North side of Euclid avenue, Kan sas to Topeka avenues. West side of Mulvane street. Fif teenth to Sixteenth , streets. East side of German avenue, Seward avenue to Crane street. South side of Seward avenue, Bran ner to city limits. SIRS. LUDWIG ISNT INSANE. Examining Physicians Found That She Has Temper That's All. "Not Insane," was the Judgment of a commission consisting of Drs. Ryder and Hammel with Dr. Nicoll as exam ining physician, after an extended In quiry this morning In the probate court concerning the mental condition of Mrs. Mary Ludwig. An insanity charge was preferred against Mrs. Ludwig yesterday by her husband, Paul Lud wig. The Ludwigs live at No. 1221 Seward avenue and have been married for e-lx years. Mr. Ludwig told the examining com mission that he had arrived at the opinion that his wife was insane be cause of her actions on Wednesday last when she handled him rather forcibly while he was working in the garden. He said that Mrs. Ludwig had fancied that he had wronged her in a variety of ways. Mrs. Ludwig was examined at length. She has been subject to epileptic fits for the last eleven years but she gave no evidences of being Insane. She said that she never had any desire to take her own life nor to injure any other person. A number of neighbors testi fied that Mrs. Ludwlg's actions at times but none of them would express the opinion that she was of unsound mind. It was evident from the testimony of the witnesses that Mrs. Ludwig has a good bit of a temper that she is wont to display without much provocat'on. Dr. Nicoll expressed it as his opinion that the woman was not Insane and the commission so found. To Norfolk Without Change of Cars Leave St. Louis 8:44 a. m., or Chicago 10:05 a. m., reach Jamestown exposition next evening over Pennsylvania Short Line via Columbus and N. & W. Ry. Daily through service after July 14. Write Steeg, 2 E. Eleventh St. Kansas City. II "Boon Vichy " THE GEM OF TABLE WATERS. AIDS DIGESTION Try a Case at Wholesale Price. The above is a Natural Mineral Water, bottled at the Spring- by THE BOON VICHY SPRINGS CO. Phones 1075 618 Fillmore THE PROBLEM OF COAL The Pacific Coast "Snpply Is Already Much Depleted. Washington,- July 6. The question of keeping on hand an adequate supply oi coal to meet the needs of the battle ships of the Atlantic fleet that are to be sent to the Pacific coast is one that the bureau of equipment will have to settle. under ordinary conditions tne bureau has no difficulty in meeting all demands made upon it by the ships of the Pacific fleet, but to supply 18 large battleships and several cruisers in ad dition, presents a new problem. Sup plies of coal at San Francisco, were lessened considerably during the past winter by the demand upon tne navy department incident to the coal famine on the coast, the bureau of equipment parting with a large amount It had on hand at cost orlce to public institutions and to. vessels carrying United States troops across the Pacific. There were also some public demands for coal at the Puget Sound station which the ?ov ernment supplied. When the present season contracts were let for furnish ing and transporting to the coast 6,000 tons of coal, half of which was intend ed for Puget Sound and half for the Mare Island navy yard at San Fran cisco, the department was badly handi capped by the requirement of law which compels the shipment of coa! hi American bottoms, when available. There was not enough American vessels to be had however, and taking advan tage of a provision of the revised stat utes Secretary Metcalf was compelled to resort to the use of foreign bottoms for its shipment. Accordingly, the con tracts were let and a small portion ct the coal is now on its way to the const. The shipments are made by way of Straits of Magellan and five or six months are required to get the fuel to its destination. The ships propelled by steam, make the trip In much quicker time. . There will be a considerable delay therefore before the department has any material supply of coal on hand for the Pacific coast If shipment by water Is relied upon entirely. In an emergency the railroads will be called on snd the fuel can be landed on the coast in less than two weeks time, j For the purpose of having coal avail able for the vessels going around Cape Horn, the bureau of equipment has contracts with various firms en route. m.. nrina art f remi PT1 1 1 V VCTV high. running up to $16 a ton, hut there is the satisfaction of knowing mat wiu. ..tr..t in existence there is some nnr9TiM that the ruei wm i j ,.,v, aiiori for. There are about 150 colliers now in possession of the navy, a number sutnciem mi coal at ports at which the ships can stop en route to coal them until they reach Mare Island. At Manila the navy department has on hand about . r V- . l m i a an nnn tnns ad- It;. U U U LOHM OJ. 11 " " j ,7 ditional under contract for delivery there. The latter is lor smpmcui way of Cape Horn, so mai me Incidental in passing through the Suez canal may be saved. It will be con siderable time therefore Deioreinia additional amount reacnes manna-. FRANK NELSON RESIGNS. Popular Kansas Educator. Stops on way. w niinucwwi. . Frank. Nelson' of Lindsborg, former state superintendent of public instruc tion, came to opKa roaiy, -aicm inct nomiTit as member of the fir.t text book commission, tendered his res ignation from- that boarrt. and left tnls afternoon for Minnesota, where he will of Minnesota college at Minneapolis, which school Is evident ly destined to be tne -uiimuulS Minnesota. -- . 'I suppose I will -lever c.raii uacn. to Kansas to live," said Mr. Nelson. but I will certainly come racs uere visit. I may be back to parueipais m the next campaign." . - 'What do you tninn or me ik.'hi- outlook in Kansas?" was askeu. 'Well, there are four cancinates iw governor talked of out in my part of the state," ' said Mr. Nelson. 'Mr. Stubbs, Mr.- Hornaaay, rar. i"3e." and Mr. Jackson. I don't Know vtniui is the strongest. Stubbs made a speech at TJndsbore on July 4, and made s very favorable impression. Hornaaay has many friends. But ii is hard to tell how things will turn out. . . Mr. Nelson is likely to be mixed up in Minnesota politics before he has been in thut state for six momnn ' ready a great admirer of Johnson, Swede governor of Minnesota, who J the s a "y judgment," said Mr. Nelson Ti,onr, i irninr to be a formidable candidate for the Democratic nomina tion for president, ne is a ."j man ,and stands ror cles. He was elected suuu. wViir-h is normally Republi can by 75,000 majority, and can have anything he wants UP there b people nave me Breaici L. uincsnttt would give Johnson enthusiastic support as a presidential nominee. "Kansas is going to be for the Roosevelt policies in the next election, . v, mQn wVir. rloesn t get right on that proposition will not get anything from the people or uu . people have been thinking, and have r their minds on that point. I also believe that unless the Republican party in the nation nominates a. man who is heart and soul with Roosevelt s Ideas, it will be courting defeat. t r. anrru tn leave Kansas. It seems like home to me here, and I will always speak a good word for the state. The college of which I am to be president is only tnree years u.u. and it has 300 students. It is under the auspices of the Swedish Lutheran church, and I believe It will be one of the biggest schools in the state of Min nesota before long. Its grounds are near to those of the state university In Minneapolis." Mrs. Allen Gets Divorce. Nellie A. Alien was granted a di vorce this afternoon by Judge Dana from her husband. W. B. Alien. mo Aliens live in Highland Park and have five children. Allen deserted his wife two years ago. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Alia Ja.riA Pprrv thu f ive-months-old eiiirf of Mr. anil M. CI H. Perry, died Thursday at the family home in Atchison ana tne remains were Drougni 10 xupeum last night for the funeral, which was held this mornins: from the home of Mrs. Per ry's sister. Mrs. Jessee Sutton. The funeral of Theltna T5velvn Webb. the 15-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Webb, will be held from the family home, 23 Lime street, Sunday af ternoon a 2:30. rTlia J. Grove? died at Chrlsts hospital Friday afternoon from tumor of the brain, at the age of 77 years. The re mains were sent to Onaga last night for Interment. Mrs. Funis F. Runkle. etxter of the late Mrs. H. G. Curtis, riled at tha home of her niece. 1315 Clay street, Friday afternoon at the age of 84. The funeral services will be held from the Curtis home Sunday af-tei-noei at 8:30. HOTTEST-DAY OF THE SEASON. Mercury Will .Probably Pass Record Point of Summer, 92 Degrees. . Today will probably , be a '. record breaker for the season as far as the temperature is concerned as the mer cury stood at 92 at 2 o'clock and the sky is clear and the temperature steadily rising. The highest point this season was on the 17th of May wnen the mercury reached 82, this point was again reached on the 4th of the pres. ent month. A twelve mile an hour wind is blow ing from the southwest, but at that the heat is intense near the pavements and where the wind does not circulate. Kverything indicates that tonight will be one of the hottest of the season fol lowed by a Sunday which promises no relief from the high temperature which has prevailed for several days. The temperatures for today were: 7 o'clock 74(11 o'clock 88 8 o'clock 77 9 o'clock 80 10 o'clock . . . ...84 12 o'clock . ; . . .88 1 o'clock 90 2 o'clock .. .-. . .92 HE'S COMING TO TOPEKA Enunett Dalton May Enter Hospital Here. Emmett Dalton, who has been grant ed a parole from the state penitentiary until November 1, will arrive in Topeka this afternoon at 8:30 over the Santa Fe, for the purpose of going to one of the Topeka hospitals and having an op eration performed upon his injured shoulder.- He will probably spend most of the summer In Topeka. His mother, Mrs. Dalton, whose hom is at Kingfisher Ok., will arrive here Monday, and will be with him during his stay In the hospital. Warden W. H. Haskell of the state penitentiary said this afternoon over the long distance telephone: "Emmett Dalton was here in my office a few minutes ago and informed me that he will leave for Topeka at 3:30 this afternoon over the Santa Fe. He has gone to visit one of the guards who Is sick, and will then get ready to start for Topeka. He will have the operation performed at one of the Topeka hos pitals, provided he can have it done without too much expense. If the opera tion is likely to be too costly, he will go to Kansas City, where be thinks he can get it done at a moderate cost. "I hope the newspapers won't criti cise Governor Hoch for granting this parole. Governor Hoch acted on my recommendation and I- am willing to take the full responsibility for the act . The fact that we are sending him away to be operated upon is no re flection upon our prison physician. Dr. Kanavel, but is simply because we do not have the proper antiseptic conditions here for such an operation. We might not be abble to take the right kiid of care of him. Dalton is not in a bad shape, physically, but it was necessary to have this operation performed. As far as the parole Is concerned, there is not the slightest danger about Dalton's keeping his part of the bargain. He will be back here on November 1. As to whether Governor Hoch will decide to extend the parole, I could not say. That is a matter that rests entirely with him. "Give Dalton a show while he is in Topeka. He Is a man whom I believe you can . trust,, and w'e are . trusting him In this parole." . , ROOSEVELTS PICNIC The President's Family Goes For Day's Ontlng. Oyster Bay, L. I., July 6. 'President Roosevelt abandoned official duty to day and with his family had a pic nic on the shores of Long Island sound in the vicinity of Lloyd's Neck. Tho president's yacht. Sylph, was util ized by some of the family to convey ths paraphernalia, including lunch eon, a tent, fishing tackle, balls and bats, etc. The president, as Is his custom on thirse occasions, preferred to row and embarked aboard a row boat with some of the children. On several pre vious picnics the enjoyment had been so keen that the family have re mained out all night on the shore. Should the fancy so strike them to day it is possible they will not return until tomorrow. DR. WOODS PRESIDENT. Kansas City Banket" at Head of Citi zens Bank. At a meeting of the directors of th; Citizens' State bank of North To peka held this afternoon Doctor W. S. Woods, president of the National Bank of Commerce of Kansas City was elect ed president to fill the vacancy made by the resignation of Peter Smith the 15th of last month. . Mr. Woods has been a heavy stock holder in the Citizens' bank for several years and controls a majority of the stock of the institution and it was ex pected that he would accept the posi tion wnicn was tenaerea mm Dy tne minority stockholders of the concern. . Annual School Meeting July 18. John R. Carter, the county super intendent of schools, announces that the annual school meetings in all of the. school districts of Shawnee county will be held on Thursday, July 18. At these meetings the people in the dis trict will decide on the length of the terms for the next school year, the amount of the school levy, the repairs that shall be made to the school and other minor matters incident to the conduct of the schools. Bug Men to Meet July 10. The state entomological commission, which met in Topeka Friday, adjourn ed after a committee had been ap pointed to draft a general plan of campaign. The next meeting will be July 19. The committee Is composed of S. J. Hunter and E. A. Popenoe. Does Your HairMind? Or is it inclined to ran away? Don't punish it with a cruel brush and comb I But Just ask jour doctor if Ayers Hair Vigor, new improved for mula, won't make it stay at home on your head, just where it belongs. See what be aays. We nMia d ftonmaa of all oar preparation. 1. 0. ayorOe. EXTRA SPECIALS fromjS to 10 this evening at Paxton's . 25c Wash Belts, 10c These Bella have pearl buckles and adjustable claepo. They are made of silk-mercerized and linen-finished canvas. Worth 25o. From 6;30 p. m. until we close choice.... 10o 25c Lawn Kimonas, 1 7c Women's Light Colored Lawn Kimonas Iarf?e Jap sleeves trimmed with plain bands. 25c values. From 6:30 until we close eaoh 17o 10c Misses'. Gauze Vests, 5c Made of. bleached, smooth cotton; low neck; -sleeveless; full tape trimming. Worth 10c. From 6:30 p. m. until we close each 5o 5c Handkerchiefs, lc 12-inch square, Ji-ineh hem, stitched edge. Worth 6o in most stores. Not more than five to a oustomer. From 6:30 until we close each......... -lo Pickering's White Polish For Canvas Shoes regular 15c quality special 8o Perforated Chair Seats 12-inch special for this evening. ...Qc Men's Straw Hats Finest $1 grades, all new btyles, 6:30 till 10 79o Boys' Silk Ties Windsor style, 25c quality, 6: 3Q till 10 10o Men's Black Leather Belts An extra 25c quality, 6:30 till 10 10o Men's Hosiery Fancy silk lisle special 35o quality 6:30 till 10 25c Men's Underwear . Sleeveless shirts and knee drawers. Excellent for hot days. A good S9o grade. 6:30 till 10, each 25o PAXTON & PAXTON SIXTH AND QUINCY ONE MORE BREWERY IN. Court Orders Val Blatz Company to Pay Each Receiver $1,250. Val Blatz Brewlnsr company "came across" Friday afternoon In the Kansas supreme court and confessed judgment In the ouster suit started against It by the state. This Is the fifth company to ac cept a Judgment of ouster. The supreme court accepted the confes sion of Judgment and decided that in or der to get square with the world, the Val Blatz company should pay $1,K0 to each of the receivers for the breweries, and al so J2S1 as expenses, making a total of $4,03L The amount of property of the Val Blatz company held, bjc the receivers was about $100,000. This property will be sold by the company under the direction of the receivers and the court. The confession of Judgment was filed by F. B. Dawes, who represented the company. Not long ago Mr. Dawes filed with the court a statement to the effect that the Val Blatz company had been transacting business in Kansas up to about two days before it was served with papers in the case, but that when the papers were served, it had discharged all its agents and gone entire ly out of business. The state came back at Val Blatz witr a demand that it slate exactly where It nd been doing business In Kansas, the names of Its agents, and all about its business. This answer seems to have convinced the Val Blatz company that its best policy would be to take Its medicine without any further parley. Another Blow for tle Brewers. The Dick Bros, brewery and the Fred Miller brewery were also given a Jolt to day, when the supreme court overruled the motion of these two breweries to quash the service and thus knock the case out of court. The Miller and Dick Bros, concerns claimed that the state had served the pa pers on the wrong people, and that the supposed "agents" of the company were not agents at all. These motions were made some days ago, and the court has had them under consideration. The Wm. J. Lemp brewing case, which is in cour on he ground ha he Lemp propery seized by he receivers belongs to wm. J. Letup's brother. The hearing was today ordered continued by the court for the taking of testimony on behalf of the state. SMITH CARS IX ENDURANCE TEST i. F. BUUnss Tells of His Experiences on the Coast. J. F. Billings, sales manager for the Smith Automobile company of this city, has returned from an extended trip through the far west in the interests of his company and the reports he has to make of his trip indicate that the Smith automobile is in high favor throughout that section of the country. Mr. Billings was present at an endur ance and economy in operation contest which was held in Los Angeles some time ago. This run was mads from that city to San Diego, a distance of one hundred and ninety miles. Sixty-one cars, representing all of the prominent makes in the world, participated in this contest. There were three Smith cars In it and they started in twenty-flrst, twenty-seventh and forty-first places. They finished in eighth, twelfth and fourteenth places. Of the total number of cars started only twenty-one of them went through with perfect scores and the three Smith cars were of this num ber. During this run a grade of 1,759 feet in six miles had to be negotiated and the Smith cars covered this partic ular piece of the road without effort. There were eight or ten cars which fell out on this grade. During his trip Mr, Billings visited Denver, Spokane, Tacoma, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles and from' the ' regular agents of the Smith company at Denver, San Franciso and Los Angeles he secured orders for fifty cars each for delivery in 1908. He se cured orders for a number of other cars at the other places visited. "It is not a question of selling the cars," said Mr. Billings. "It is merely a question of how many we have -to sell." One of the Smith cars is used by the chief of police of San Francisco and his aids In their daily trips about the city and they told Mr. Billings that it was giving the greatest satisfaction. Mr. Billings made a trip with one of the cars from San Francisco out through the Redwood district. Two other cars went on this trip. Along the route it was necessary to make a grade of 1,900 feet in six miles. The other two cars fell by the wayside on this grade and only the 8mlth car finished the Journey and It finished it with the passengers that Started out In the three ears, seven In all. , Sixth District Politicians Here. An aggregation of Sixth district politicians was in Topeka, Friday even Ins making medicine for the Sixth con- ii 1 TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY. WANTED Competent white girl for gen eral housework, good wages, no washing. 310 E. 5th St. gresslonal fight. Those present were W. H. Mitchell, chairman of the Sixth district committee; A. O. Mead of Be lolt, candidate for congress; J. W. Johnson of Belolt; W. H. Haskell of Gaylord, warden of the penitentiary, and John C. Brown of Norton, his chief clerk. ROB LARSEN BACK TO PRISOX. Paroled Prisoner From Reformatory Couldn't Be Good. Robert Larsen, the youth who bear the distinction of having been paroled from the Hutchinson reformatory by Governor Hoch, upon request of the local Salvation Army, will be sent back tonight. Larsen is an old offender and has now violated his parole for the second time. About two years ago he was sent t the reformatory and paroled in the regular way about six weeks ago. H was out two weeks, got drunk, had a fight and attempted to kill another man with a revolver. As a result he returned to the reformatory for viola tion of parole. His parents and th Salvation Army busied themselves with his case with the result that he served only two weeks before being again paroled by order of the gover nor. Immediately upon his return to Topeka he Joined with John Hicks, an other bad youth, in stealing copper wire from the city railway company. He was arrested for this offense about a week ago, but will not be tried for it, as the parole officer Is coming altar him tonight. In this case, where the prisoner was paroled by order of the governor, the local officers had to secure the gover nor's consent before the prisoner could be sent back to the Institution, Local peace officers are wondering how long it will take Governor Hoch to parole the man again. Rehearlngs Are Granted. Rehearlngs in these eases were al lowed today by the supreme court. These cases are as follows: Alice Coates vs. P. J. Nugent; James Hag gart vs. City of Kansas City. Mrs. Wilson Seeks Divorce. Nellie N. Wilson, of 818 Winfield ave nue, Oakland, today Sued her husband. John W. Wilson, for a divorce. There are three children. LOCAL MENTION. Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Whltcomb are In Chicago for a week where they were called by the death of Mrs. Chaa. S. Tewksbury. Rev. A. S. Kmbree will preach at the First Lutheran church Sunday morning. There will be no evening preaching ser vice. Before starting to the mountains or lakes rent a private box in the Pruden tlal'Trust company' vaults to hold your diamonds and deeds, your mortgages and money. It costs but little and you'll feel lots better. LISTS OF TUB KAJfSAS FAIRS. Allen. County Agricultural society; Frank E. Smith, secretary. lola; Aug ust 27-80. ' Barton County Fair association: W. P. Feder, secretary. Great Bend; Sep tember 10-1S. Brown county The Hiawatha Fair association: J. D. Weltmer. secretary, Hiawatha, September 3-8. Butler County Fair association: W, F. Benson, secretary. El Dorado; Aug ust S7Sl. Butler county Douglass Agricul tural society; C. R. Alger, secretary, Douglass; September 12-14. Chautauqua county Hewtna Pars and Fair association: W. M. Jones, sec retary. Cedar Vale. Clay county Fair association: Walter Puekey, secretary. Clay Center; Sep tember 3-6. ' Clay county Wakefield Agricultur al society: Eugene Elkins, secretary, Wakefield: October 2-4. Cloud County Fair association: W. L. McCarty, secretary, Concordia; September 24-27. Coffey County Agricultural Fair as sociation: S. D. Weaver, secretary, Burlington; September 9-18. Cowley County Agricultural and Live Stock association: Frank W. Sidle, secretary, Winfield; October 1-4. Rooks County Fair At Etocktoa, Sept. 10 to U.